My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Consequences of Eating Too Much Candy - A House Mouse Halloween Tale

Hi! I have a just for fun card this afternoon.

It's about The Consequences of Eating Too Much Candy - A House Mouse Halloween Tale

The image is quite large - I was surprised at 4"x5".
I colored with Coppic Markers, Prismacolor Pencils, and distressed with inks.

The Pea Nut Gallery portion of my stamp room began rumbling and grumbling again due to neglect! So out came the House Mouse box to discover which of the images was crying the most for neglect.

It was this virginal Mud Pie Tale rubber stamp I've owned for 2 years? 3 years? 4 years? I cannot recall when it was purchased, but last summer, as I colored it, and thought it could be either BACK TO SCHOOL or HALLOWEEN - trying to educate the wee mice on the consequences of eating too many sweets.

I want to play in Retro Rubber's  "Boo!" Challenge.

But I'm not positive how old the stamp is - poor memory. It is well over a year old however.
Too Cute! It's actually versatile image.
(Psst! My favorite part is at the far left - all you can see is a curled tale of someone sneaking candy, more than likely!)


Challenges I'd like to Play in please:
  1. House Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog #251 Anything Halloween Goes! 10/14 (sep post)
  2. Retro Rubber #73 "Boo!" 10/20 (sep post)
  3. Love to Scrap Challenge Blog #102 "Frightfully Fun" (sep post) 10/31
  4. Make My Monday #56 Animal Antics 10/15
  5. Crafty Animals Anything Goes with an Animal 10/31
  6. Crea Chicky's Challenge Blog #13 "Halloween" 10/26 (colored with Copic Markers and Distress Ink)
  7. Alphabet Challenge "P is for Pumpkin" 10/27 (5 Jack-o-Lantern pumpkins)
  8. Path of Positivity Challenge #52 Surround Yourself with Literature 11/5
  9. Animal Friends Challenge #55 Halloween - Autumn 10/31 (sep post) C10
  10. Victorine Stamps #13 Mood Board 10/27

Halloweenie Hugs,


Bunny said...

I love your card, Donna. This is a cute image. The little tail poking out is one of my kids when they were little. Great colors on this card with pretty papers and those great Halloween pumpkins. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

KarinsArtScrap said...

fantastic and beautiful halloween house mouse card Donna

Gr Karin

Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Goodluck and hope we see you again.

Gr Karin DT Member

Sue said...

Hi Donna, I love the card.

Hope you are having a nice day. Sue

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh such a fun creation. Recently I was tempted to buy some house mouse stamps but resisted as I was not at all confident about my coloring skills!

Dr Sonia

Sian said...

This is a lovely cute card. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Sian.

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card you did a fabulous job as always thanks for sharing!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is such a darling card and I love the house mice. Now I want to hear the rest of the story too!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

This is too cute, Donna. I love your coloring and those jack-o-lanterns at the bottom -- I wish I had held onto my edge punches after seeing them on your cards. You always combine punches with dies and stamps on your cards and I love that look. I especially like your "Halloweenie Hugs" at the end. I have to use that on my cards from now on.

pam said...

Wonderful card Donna, cute house-mouse stamp you have used, gorgeous colouring and layout.
Hugs Pam x

Chris said...

Fabulous cute and fabulous colouring too! Love the design with that wonderful pumpkin border..hope those mousies don't rot their teeth with all those sweets!

Lisa said...

I'm sorry, I don't understand the phrase "eating too much candy"!! Is that even possible?? Heehee, just kidding :) This is spectacular, my friend!! Those little mice are so sweet!! I love the colors and the pumpkin border!! That little curled tail is my favorite part, too!! This makes me smile, my sweet friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Lori Kobular said...

What an adorable House Mouse scene!! I just love these mischief loving mice! You colored it beautifully and I love the Jack O lantern across the bottom of your card! It makes me smile from ear to ear!!

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Oh wow! This is so cute and look at all the detail! Awesome card for Halloween!

Sue said...

What an awesome and unique way to use this stamp! Love how you colored it up, and added the little jack-o-lanterns at the bottom. Great inspiration for those folks that say they have no Halloween stamps!!


aussie aNNie said...

Super card De, love your colouring and yes it is a big stamp but your result is beautiful....sorry been MIA still a tad unwell.xxxHave a lovely weekend.♥

{aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends

brenda said...

Still playing holiday catch up Donna but wanted to pop in and thank you for your kind visits whilst I was away. Also to see this adorable creation, not seen that HM image before but love how you have brought it to life.

Also like the sepia tomes in the card below, it's a stamps I bought 2/3 years ago and it's really not seen much ink as yet but you have inspired me, thank you.

B x

Becky said...

What a cute stamp! I love House Mouse, although I don't have many House Mouse stamps. I think they are just so stinkin' cute. Beautiful job with the coloring. This card makes me smile. :-)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a gorgeous and cute card Donna. I adore your colouring and layout.

Linda Simpson said...

Fantastic Halloween card Donna, love the image and wonderful colouring. The pumpkins are fabulous!
Linda xxx

Leslie Miller said...

OMG, that's the cutest thing ever, Donna! I feel like I want to turn the page and read the rest of the story, but it looks like he might be throwing up on that second page, so I'm fairly certain of the outcome. I completely adore this! How cute they are sitting there with their candles and, yes, looks like someone might be sneaking a treat back there behind the book. Gosh, this is so adorable!!! I love it as a Halloween card. Cute Jack-o-lantern punch!

Ans S. said...

Beautiful halloween House Mouse card.
Thanks for joining the Crea Chicky's Challenge.

Hugs Ans

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Donna! the image is adorable, what a cute story! and the papers and pumpkins are fabulous! LOVE it :-)

Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge 🐰
Lols x x x

cotnob said...

A super card Donna, such a fun image and great details - a fabulous Halloween card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet, good luck!!! Amy DT

Tammy said...

OMGosh this is sooo cute Donna! I love that super fun image and the adorable row of pumpkins, boy are they adorable! So happy you joined us over at Alphabet Hugs, Tammy

Mia said...

Gorgeous Halloween card, Donna! I love the cute mice!!! What a great scene you made! Kisses, my friend.

Dreja said...

Ganz phantastisch!
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
LG Dreja

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Ohh!! I adore the House Mouse siblings, they are always doing something sweet. This is an amazing card, the scene is beautifully colored and framed.
And I did notice a little tail curled up behind the book, probably trying some gumdrops.
Thank you for sharing this sweet card with us at RETRO RUBBER, I hope you come and play again next time.
Maria Rodriguez.

Donna Phelan said...

hahaha that would be me, the one on the far left....shhhh (I actually have a 'secret' chocolate drawer in the kitchen which I don't think the Hubby knows about....but soon Penny will lol) I love your coloring of this large fabulous image and how you displayed it. It is awesome! I have both of those MS punches...FUN!

Debbie Mageed said...

This card is spectacular! I can only assume that you are a professional illustrator because your details are incredible! I love the entire image but would never have the patience to complete it. Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and look forward to you being in our gallery again soon.

Sue - said...

A lovely fun card, beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

Christine said...

Hi Donna you can NOT get a more adorable cute mousey image than this.. awesome coloring & so creative to make it into a Halloween theme..Love the colors & great die cut details defo a Spootakcular Halloween card ..

Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse & Friends chall.

smiles Christine xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card and House Mouse image Donna love the sneaky little tail
Carol x

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Donna these little guys just brought a smile to my face, they are too cute, and so much coloring to this and you did a fabulous job of it all! I love the pumpkin border to give it that Halloween touch!!

sarascloset said...

How adorable! I love the House Mouse stamps, and this one is super adorable for this Halloween card! What an amazing job you've done coloring the image! And I love your strip of scary jack's! (If you're inclined to join, Frilly and Funkie is also having a Halloween challenge right now and this would be perfect! I'll include the link below. Hugs!

Beth F. said...

This is such an adorable card! I love how the stamp doesn't have to be for Halloween but works perfectly with that theme. Thank you for linking up with our mood board challenge at!

Janice said...

A fabulous Halloween card Donna! You've coloured the stamp wonderfully. Loving the pumpkin border too!
Janice x

Stamping Bubbles said...

A brilliant Halloween card. The stamp you have used is fabulous and a very cautionary tale (or should that be tail?). Thank you so much for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
Crafty hugs

NanaConnie said...

Oh, this is just too cute, Donna. I do love House Mouse images and you've really done a fabulous job on this card. Those jack-o-lanterns along the bottom are fabulous! Great texture from the embossing.

KathyA. said...

Cutest card EVER! And your coloring is divine!

Scrapper69 said...

Fantastic Halloween card! Thanks so much for joining us over at Victorine Originals! I hope you'll join us again for another great challenge! Have a wonderful Day! :)

Theresa (Victorine Originals DT)
Theresa’s Crafty Creations

SUPRFOXdesigns said...

What an adorable card, love that you thought “out of the box” with that perfectly suited image, super fun! Thanks for joining us at Victorine Originals ~DT Heather

MaryAnn Samuelson said...

I simply adore House Mouse stamps!! Cute card, Thank you for joining in at Victorine Originals Challenge Blog ~ DT MaryAnn

Sue said...

Congrats on getting top 3 on your delightful card, well deserved!!


Heike said...

Sehr schön gemacht! Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.

Liebe Grüße

Unknown said...

Wow, what a detailed, fun, awesomely-colored card! Thanks for joining in on our Halloween mood board at Victorine Originals! ~ DT Jamie

ScrappyHorses said...

Oh, my goodness, this is adorable! Love the way you have colored this and framed it out with the pumpkins and border! This is so perfect for our Surround Yourself with Literature theme this month! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~ Katrina

Amy Martin said...

So cute!! The house mouse stamps are adorable. You did a wonderful job. Beautifully done. Thank you for joining us over at Victorine Originals for our Halloween Mood Board Challenge.
Amy-Sum More Fun DT.

creative lady said...

Wow, nice card, love those house mice! Great take on the challenge. Thanks for joining Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Adorable and cute card! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Lisa Mensing said...

Too cute! I love how you used the stamp for Halloween, very creative. Thanks for playing along SumMore Fun(Victorine Originals) Challenge Blog.